Welcome to Trinity Presbyterian Church in historic Mercer, Pennsylvania!
"Serving Christ since 1804"
REV. DR. WILLIAM P. CROOKS, PASTOR
Sunday Morning Worship--11 a.m.
(Adult-staffed child care through pre-kindergarten age is provided in the first floor nursery in the east wing. Parent pagers available)
May 26: Trinity Sunday--Dr. Crooks preaches. Sermon: "Wow! Thank You." Text: Psalm 8. Patriotic Medley Hymn Sing during worship.
June 2--10 a.m. Summer Hours begin. (Church School at 9 a.m. through July.) Dr. Crooks preaches. High School Seniors honored. Special Music: Pamela Courtney, vocal.
June 9--10 a.m. Cindy Philson preaches. Summer Soloist: Vicky Roxberry, vocal.
June 16--10 a.m. Cindy Philson preaches. Summer Soloist: Carol Carlson, vocal.
Dr. Crooks preaches. Summer Musician: Sara Reddington Courtney, vocal.
Dr. Crooks preaches. Summer Soloist: Carol Rak, dulcimer.
Cindy Philson preaches. Summer Soloist: Jonah Klixbull, vocal.
Dr. Crooks preaches. Summer Soloist: Tony Paglia, vocal.
Dr. Crooks preaches. Sacrament of Holy Communion. Chancel Choir Anthem: "A Communion Psalm."
July 28-- 10 a.m. Dr. Ken Bailey preaches. Summer Soloist: Hugh Ringer, vocal.
August 4--10 a.m. Dr. Crooks preaches. Summer Soloist: Carol Mixer, piano.
August 11--10 a.m. Dr. Crooks preaches. Summer Soloist: Marilyn Rost, vocal.
--10 a.m. Dr. Crooks preaches. Summer Soloist: Cary Cooper and Bethany Juergens, violin duet.
August 25--10 a.m. Dr. Crooks preaches. Summer Music: Trinity Recorder Consort.
September 1--11 a.m. Dr. Crooks preaches. Summer Soloist: Karla Snyder, vocal.
September 8--11 a.m. Dr. Crooks preaches. Special Music: Trinity Worship Band. Come to the 4-H Park on Route 19, 2 miles north of the Court House, for this casual service and end-of-summer picnic. Rally Day for Sunday School Classes.
September 15--11 a.m. Dr. Crooks preaches. Anthem by the Chancel Choir: "Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah."
September 22--11 a.m. Dr. Crooks preaches. Anthem by the Chancel Choir. Dana Eade, guest organist.
September 29--11 a.m. Dr. Crooks preaches. Special Music TBA. Cary Cooper, guest organist.
October 6. Celebration of World Communion Sunday. Dr. Crooks preaches. Anthem by the Chancel Choir.
Sunday Church School--9:45 a.m.
"Second Edition" church school
is available for Grades K-4 at 11:15 a.m.
We welcome you to join us Sunday morning.
*The congregation placed 95 geraniums for the Pentecost Celebration. Each 4-1/2" pot placed in honor/memory of someone was planted around the church. Check out information on the Pentecost Season tab at the top of this page.
*Start saving your rummage! Trinity's Spring Rummage Sale will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, June 14 and 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 15. Last fall's sale netted $1,100 for local and area missions. Thanks to all who donated and all who purchased items. As always, we are looking for gently-used clothing, appliances, dishes, seasonal decorations, furniture, electronics, books, shoes, DVDs, and other no-longer-used household items. Transportation can be arranged by calling the church office at 724-662-2680. Special Mission Project: We're collecting juvenile and youth books! We need paper or plastic bags--but no hangers, please.
*This year's Vacation Bible School will be "FISH TALES" from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 8-10 offered by Trinity and Mercer United Methodist Church. Each evening will include stories, crafts, games, hands-on learning activities, and a snack. Pre-registration: 724-662-2680 or 724-662-3320. Registration: 5:30-6 p.m. on July 8. Contact Joanna Julock to volunteer with this annual program. An organizational meeting for all volunteers will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at Trinity. Help out kids ages 3 through 6th grade "catch" some of the Holy Spirit and become "fishers of men"!
*Dana and Ryan Eade will lead A Mission Trip for All Ages to the SOWER (Sharing Our Witness Enriching Relationships) work program in Bethesda, Ohio, from July 18-21, 2013. The program offers building repairs to non-profit organizations, churches, or individuals who cannot afford them. The community it serves through the Epworth Center is located in the Appalachian hills, just past Wheeling, W. Va. Check http://epworthcenter.org or EpworthCenter
*The Mission Committee has introduced a program called Prayerwalking, which takes our prayers beyond the walls of the church buildings. Prayerwalking is simply praying in the very places we expect God to bring forth His answers. Go to the Mission Focus tab at the top of this page and select Prayerwalking for more details.
*The third annual Women's Summer Bible Study will feature a study of David. The 10-week program will run from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, June 11-August 13 in Tait Hall. Sign up outside on the table in Tait Hall near the church office so that books may be ordered.
*There are four designated Camp Work Saturdays at Highlands and Lambec each year, two at Camp Lambec and two at Westminster Highlands. Anyone can participate in projects for the skilled and projects for those with willing hands. Lunch and fellowship are provided! Remaining dates are October 12 at Westminster Highlands and September 28 at Lambec. Time: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. More information is at http://capnwp.org
*The church's Prayer Shawl Ministry is a universal and embracing symbol of an inclusive, unconditionally loving God. The group prays for the intended recipient throughout the process until the shawl is completed and sent on its way. Call the church office at 724-662-2680 if interested in being a part of this outreach. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 26 in the Sharing Place (ground floor,east wing). Bring a knitting needle size 11 or 13 and 3 skeins of a slightly bulky yarn. Or bring a size M, N, or P crochet hook and 3 skeins of slightly bulky yarn.
*PARKING FOR CHURCH-- ROOM FOR EVERYBODY!! Thanks to all of you who are parking on the street, around the square, or (with their approval) in the Methodist lot so that those who need to park closer for worship services have plenty of parking spaces available. In addition to the marked handicap spaces, please continue to save the other spaces along the east of the church off the alley to make it easier for those with physical concerns. Parking spaces in that area allow people to enter via The Sharing Place door or the double doors by the elevator and eliminate any steps. Other spaces near the kitchen door also provide easy access to the building. And remember, the Deacons have a list of members of the congregation willing to provide rides to and from church. Contact Eileen Best or the church office (724-662-2680) a couple days ahead of time to use this service!
*Trinity is happy to provide an Adult-Supervised Nursery located on the first floor of the east wing during all worship services, with two caregivers each week. We have also added a Parent Check-In and Paging System (similar to pagers used at restaurants). A flat screen television with DVD player has been mounted on the wall so adults can keep track of what is happening during worship, with equipment and controls out of the way. The nursery is provided for newborns through pre-kindergarten ages. Older children are invited to attend worship or the "Second Edition" Sunday school.
*THE TRINITY PRESS-byterian church newsletter is mailed monthly to members and friends of the congregation. If you currently are not on the mailing list or know of someone who would like to receive a copy each month, please call the church office at 724-662-2680.